VINTAGE - Coty Le Vertige Parfum - $11.99 for 1/4ml
Year Introduced: 1906 and reintroduced in 1938 - Feminine
Notes: Top notes of aldehydes, lemon, geranium and bergamot; middle notes of rose, lily of the valley, orris, frankincense and labdanum; and base notes of vanilla, ambergris, cedar, oakmoss, musk, vetiver, Mysore sandalwood and patchouli
Le Vertige was created by Coty's chief perfumer, Vincent Roubert. The name means "dizziness" in French and refers to the gay, dizzying rhythm of dance. It is described by Coty as being a dry floral aldehydic fragrance.
"Coty's "Vertige" is as dry and heady as fine champagne. The Baccarat bottle, cut to catch the light, comes in a box lined with quilted white satin, studded with love-knots."
The East African Annual, 1941:
"Let your Christmas present, therefore, be the gift of gifts — a perfume by Coty. There is a Coty creation to answer every mood and motif — a perfect perfume for every feminine type. "Paris" for gaiety and vivacity, "Le Vertige" to add mystery to charms, "Chypre" for glamour - not forgetting "L'Origan" and "L'Aimant". And each is so beautifully packaged, so excessively acceptable."
Le Vertige was still being sold up until 1958. We are decanting from a Baccarat bottle of the original extrait from 1936.